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TABLE 1 Coverage and Sampling in 1965 Surveys on Population
Country	Places	Sample Size	Sample Coverage
Britain	National	1,179	General
France	National	1,228	General
West Germany	National	1,255	General
Italy	National	1,166	General
Mexico	Mexico City	493	Urban
Brazil	Rio de Janeiro	501	Urban
Venezuela	Caracas	500	Urban
Argentina	Buenos Aires	507	Urban
Chile	Santiago	511	Urban
Japan	National	1034	General
Thailand	Bangkok	500	Urban
Korea	Seoul	500	Urban
Philippines	Manila	500	Urban
Malaysia	Kuala Lumpur	502	Urban
Singapore	National	509	General
India	New Delhi	500	Literate, urban
	Bombay	500	Literate, urban
	Calcutta	500	Literate, urban
	Madras	500	Literate, urban
Iran	Tehran	500	Literate, urban
Turkey	Ankara	500	Literate, urban
	Istanbul	500	Literate, urban
Greece	Athens	500	Urban
Nigeria	Lagos	500	Literate, urban
	Enugu	400	Literate, urban
Kenya	Nairobi	524	Literate, urban
	Mombasa	336	Literate, urban
	Kisumu	218	Literate, urban
	Nakuru	160	Literate, urban
	Machakos/Kitui	295	Literate, urban
Senegal	Dakar	500	Literate, urban
Source: (3).
many, Italy, and Great Britain). In none of the less developed nations do less than three quarters of the respondents believe their population is growing. For all countries, an average (unweighted) of 86 percent believe their nationata that is not subject to these limitations has recently been made available. In 1965, the United States Information Agency (USIA) sponsored four questions on population in surveys conducted in twenty-two countries (1,2). Respondents were not told the sponsorship of the population questions. Local commercial survey organizations and local interviewers were contracted to gather over 17,000 interviews with samples representative of the adult male and female "general population" within each of the places or categories specified in Table 1. (That all the Latin American samples are drawn only from the principal city of the nation and that all the European samples are national must, of course, be borne in mind when one makes cross-national comparisons.)